Federal government violated disability law covering medical records. Complainant worked for the Department of the Air Force. He filed an EEO alleging, among other claims, that the Agency violated the rehabilitation.Specifically, Complainant alleged that this medical information was placed in his employee work folder. The Agency issued a FAD finding no violations. On appeal, the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations reversed as to the medical information. The OFO found the Agency to have violated the Rehabilitation Act by failing to keep the medical information in a separate confidential file.
Lacy R. v. Dep’t of the Air Force, EEOC Appeal No. 2019004084 (Sept. 15, 2020) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/decisions/2020_12_07/2019004084.pdf
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